Did you guys feel that weather this morning? I was on my way to drop off my daughter to school, and I had to make her go back in and get a sweater! This is what we are talking ’bout right! So, with that in mind, if you are considering flat ironing your hair any time soon, check out these great tips for naturally loosening your curls to prepare for straightening:
Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice
Application of coconut milk and lemon juice is effective not only in controlling curls, but also in alleviating the problem of dandruff. First, grind a coconut in a blender, and add lemon juice to it. Keep this mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours. After sometime, you will observe a layer of creamy foam on the top of the container. Now, apply this foam to your hair and keep your head covered with a hot towel for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. After this, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and let it dry completely. This would not only straighten the curls, but will also add a lustrous shine to your hair.
Hot Oil Treatment
THere is no need to mention that hot oil treatment moisturizes hair, as it is a well known fact. For giving your hair hot oil treatment, you can use any kind of hair oil, though coconut and olive oil are most frequently used for this purpose. For hot oil treatment, you need to heat oil and gently message your scalp with this warm oil. Then wrap your head with a hot towel and leave it for some time. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo, and you will get well conditioned straight and silky hair.
Milk and Honey
Though milk can be used alone, addition of a few drops of honey would further enhance its nourishing quality. This will make it more suitable for curly and dry hair. You can also add some smashed strawberries to this mixture before applying to your hair. Keep it for at least 1 to 2 hours, and then wash with a gentle shampoo.
Egg and Olive Oil
Olive oil is known for its moisturizing properties and has been an integral part of regular hair care for a long time. Similarly, egg also provides nourishment to dry and damaged hair. To make a mixture of egg and olive oil, beat two eggs and then add one or two spoons of olive oil. Mix properly and using a soft brush apply thoroughly on hair. It is advisable to leave it for few hours, after which it can shampooed and conditioned in the usual way.
While it is true that these natural hair straighteners will take some time to make your hair straight, continuous and regular application of them would not only straighten hair naturally, but also nourish and moisturize it. You will be able to notice a marked difference in your hair quality after few days of application. Remember that curly and dry hair needs extra protection and care. These natural products will protect your hair from damages caused by pollution and harsh chemicals, and in the long run, will make your hair healthy and silky soft.
By Chandramita Bora
So, which treatment will you be trying?